Turning 41 and Numbers don’t Lie #FitnessFriday

by superexhausted on May 25, 2012

So this week I turned 41. Yea I love my 40’s. I think being 40 is about celebrating you..Glitter and Sparkles.. being your true self the diamond you were meant to be.   You are smarter, wiser and experience more than in your  20’s. The thing is mind which is at the height of confidence and knowledge does not have the body to match.  Your body is older and more stubborn.

It is harder to get and stay fit  after 40.  I know people always told me until to you get there you don’t understand.  So heed my warning if you are unhealthy get fit before you are 40’. The weight I lost in the past came off much easier when I was under 40, or even under 30.

So this week in honor of my birthday I celebrated, not the smartest move (it was a perfect day).

Saturday we when to downtown Philadelphia.  My husband was home and I always wanted to eat at Village Whiskey which was on Food Networks “Best Thing I ever ate”- ready to drool

  • Burger- Beef patty (at least 1 ¼ meat) , bourbon onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, thick apple-wood bacon, roll  oh yea Duck confit (duck leg fat)
  • Fries- cooked in Duck Fat, covered in Cheese sauce and Braised short rib on top
  • We must not forget the Tatar Tots and fried Pickles I ate off my daughters plate.

(I am sorry no pictures I was so excited to eat it I forgot the Food “dirty pictures” (I would say the other word but worried I will get ban by Google))

I should have had the burger minus the meat, bread, bacon, and duck confit –  Because seriously the onions were to die for.. so going to try to make them this weekend- with a salad and 5-10 duck fat fries (the fries is why I went in the 1st place)

Then I my birthday, went out with the girls Hillary and Liz  (after a walk) an impromptu lunch.  I had crab dip (yea the bowl), salad, and Cheese Cake Factory Peanut butter Cup cheese cake-  which I did take home and proceeded to finish over the few days. CheeseCake Factory

My exercise in hopes to head the food off at the pass:

  • Saturday-walked 7451 down town..then I ate
  • Sunday-walked 3067-  that day sucked still celebrating
  • Monday-walked 10,280 which is 5.5 miles
  • Tuesday-walked 11,500 steps  which is 6.16 miles
  • Wednesday-walked 10,358 which is  5.54 miles
  • Thursday- walked 12,935  which is  6.91miles

So back to my bargaining and playing games with myself.. yea bargain and games do not work I of coursed gained back 4 lb 264. I did log everything I ate and was honest.  Also looking at the fitbit log I can see that I was more active the week before in less days. I love the Fitbit it really is great at looking at the big picture.

Good News!!!

Here is the thing I know I am changing so this week I decided to revisit my measurements as a boost to keep me going:

4/24/2012  5/24/2012
hips 54 52.75 1.25
waist 45 42.25 2.75
breast top 45 44.75 0.25
breast under (the boobs) 41 40.5 0.5
thigh 6″ above knee 25 24.5 0.5
calf 6″ below knee 17.75 17.5 0.25
lower arm 10.5 10 0.5
upper arm 14.625 14 0.625
neck 15.25 15.25 0
total inches lost 6.625

Yea 6 5/8 ”  inches –  in a month and they don’t lie.

So I will continue, next week more salads less duck fat.

This is the last day to enter my self hosted Giveaway to win $50 gift certicate to Dicks Sport or Juniona.com–  I want you to look better feel better in the size you are in.

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